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The 2000 Census showed that Alcorn County had a population of 34,558 people. This represented 1.21% of the total population of Mississippi, making it the state's 24th most populous county (out of 82 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Alcorn had a population of 35,822 people. This is an increase of 3.66% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201037,057+7.23%+3.45% since 2009
200835,825+3.67%+0.19% since 2007
200735,758+3.47%+0.92% since 2006
200635,433+2.53%+1.02% since 2005
200535,075+1.5%+0.33% since 2004
200434,961+1.17%+0.73% since 2003
200334,706+0.43%-0.12% since 2002
200234,746+0.54%+0.27% since 2001
200134,652+0.27%+0.27% since 2000
200034,558The Last Census

Alcorn County had 15,818 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Alcorn County has a total area<3> of 401.4 square miles [1,039 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.46 square miles [3.79 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Alcorn County had a population density of 86.4 people per square mile [33.37 people/km²], making it the state's 16th most densely populated county (out of 82 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Alcorn County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Alcorn and the state of Mississippi.

Click here for the Alcorn County QuickFact (QF-28003).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Alcorn County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Alcorn County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
PrentissQF-28117   S25,70925,5560.6%
TippahQF-28139   SW21,66120,8264.01%
TishomingoQF-28141   SE19,03419,163-0.67%
Hardeman (TN)QF-47069   NW27,61328,105-1.75%
Hardin (TN)QF-47071   NE26,25825,5782.66%
McNairy (TN)QF-47109   N25,79624,6534.64%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Alcorn. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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